School Programs

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a magical place filled with stories of ancient people and mythical creatures, perfect for multi-sensory learning. Our school programs make for fun and engaging field trips for students of all ages and are also designed to meet the learning outcomes of the BC Provincial curriculum.

Program topics include life in Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), immigration to BC, science and technology, festivals and holidays, philosophy and mythical creatures. Try dragon boating with your students, an add-on a historic Chinatown Walking Tour, or a taiji lesson to any program. Flip through our School Brochure 2016-2017 to see what program is perfect for your class.

Other Education Resources

Life in Early Chinatown Factsheets

Life in Early Chinatown is a series of 4 Factsheets to provide teachers and students with resources on this fascinating topic. Perfect for the Grade 5, 8 and Comp Civ 12 IRP’s.

- Confucius and Family Relationships in China (View sample)
- Life in Early Chinatown
- The Children of Chinatown
- Food as Medicine

All full colour sets are sold as a package ($3, taxes incl). Perfect for easy reading and reference.

Call us at 604-662-3207 ext 205 or email to obtain this series.Special thanks to the BC 150 Heritage Legacy Fund, Paula Heal, Thomas Robson, Eva Wideman, Bev Corson, and Budget Printing for supporting and contributing to this project.

About Ming Dynasty

Flip through these two presentations by renowned linguist & historian Dr. Jan Walls.

To Book a Program

To pre-book your program fill in this online form. You’ll hear back from us shortly.

For general inquiries call 604-662-3207 ext 205 or email:

Summer Programs 

Download our Summer Programs Info Sheet

School Brochure

Download our School Brochure 2016-2017

Field Trip Guide

Need help choosing your program and planning your field trip to the Garden? Download our Field Trip Guide

Reading & Resource List

Looking for a book to read with your class to supplement what you learn while in Chinatown? Look no further! Download our Teacher Resource Materials (PDF file, 11 pages, 1MB)

Visit Our Virtual Museum

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Virtual Museum has a wealth of background knowledge on Chinese culture, history, language and philosophy.

Upcoming Events

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